The holidays are upon us and you know what that means—shopping, baked goods, parties, shopping, decorating, baked goods, shopping, and, well, for most of us, it’s the one time of year that we’re doing more shopping than we’d like. 

Finding the perfect gift for everyone on the list is tough: Cashmere sweater or silk-scarf?  Xbox 360 or digital camera?  New skis or fruitcake?  Luckily, Bing Shopping lets you compare prices, see product reviews and links to where you can purchase.


But, wouldn’t it be great if you could tap your friends for advice?   We agree and Bing is here to help.

 

Introducing  the Bing Holiday Shopping Facebook App which lets you create a digital shopping squad with the people you know and trust—your friends and family.

 

Here’s how it works: Search for the gift items you might want to buy. Then share on Facebook with your friends. Baffled over which boots to buy? Post and ask your favorite fashionista. Got your wires crossed in the electronics department? Hit up your Gadget Geek. Terrorized in the toy aisle? Send an SOS to your BFF who’s truly a Kid at Heart. 

 

And, as if you needed 500 more reasons to spend less time fighting the holiday crowds, Bing brings it anyway. Every week from now through Jan. 3, 2011, one lucky shopper will win $500. Use it to buy yourself something nice—or splurge on a gift for that special someone. 

 

What are you waiting for? There are baked goods to make. Parties to attend. Friends to visit. And possibly one less mall to tackle. To get started or to learn more about the contest (rules and regulations) click here.

 

 Happy holidays! 


- The Bing Team

Timing: The Sweepstakes begins at 3:00 a.m. Pacific Time (“PT”) on November 22, 2010, and ends at 11:59 p.m. PT on January 3, 2011 (the “Promotion Period”). The Promotion Period consists of six (6) weekly drawings per the chart below. Non-winning entries will be eligible for subsequent drawings.